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Old 07-08-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Seeing how the corn market is going up up up due to the lack of rainfall
in the midwest and the potential for a low yield of corn products that our
FOOD PRICES WILL RISE because corn is in over 75% of our food

I am very aware of pet foods having such a high amount of corn being the main ingrediant in them, but now I wonder way so much corn in other foods.

I started looking at some labels and yep, corn flour, corn syrup, corn this and corn that

Just don't think we need all that corn.
Corn is a global trade item and we do produce a lot (Haven't done all the research yet) but
the bottom line is why so much in our food?

Cereal prices will take a big jump..

Hope this doesn't sound too corny but it will be a big issue...

HW
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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It's almost to late now to sound this horn isn't it? Corn has been in our food supply for many years now and nobody was saying a word. Not even when they started using corn for ethanol fuel did very many folks stand up and worry about how our food prices would be rising.

Our country (USA) has lived in the "I want it now no matter the cost" times that only now folks are starting to see the fall out from out greed.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Yeah it stinks ! We sure don't need to make fuel out of it!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:01 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Corn growers must have one powerful lobby....!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: denison,tx
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too much corn in our diets can't be good for us...
think about it...corn is fed to cattle to FATTEN them up...
won't it do the same in humans?

with corn in so many of our food products, no wonder we have
become such an overweight society, with all the health issues affiliated with obesity

I know , it's not ONLY corn but added fats and sugar, growth hormones in the animal feed, etc...
when and where does it end?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Scott County, IA
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Yes, you are right. Corn is the source of all evil.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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What will we blame next? Water? Oxygen?

Most, I bet close to 90%, of what I buy for my kids and I to eat isn't processed. What is processed is eaten in moderation, like all our food. Just say'n.

Corn is not the problem.

I know the media has alot to do with it, but can't we control our own consumption of something we don't care for? Do we need gov't or food suppliers to control it for us? When will people take back control of their own lives?

Ok, off my soap box. To each their own. Have a good week everyone!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My bag of yellow cornmeal contains 110 calories per 30 grams. White all-purpose flour contains 100 calories per 30 grams. Not a significant difference.

High fructose corn syrup has exactly the same caloric and fattening qualities as cane or beet sugar. If you're getting fat, start analyzing your sweet tooth, which is where you are probably getting 90% of your corn product.

As for fattening the cows, if you switch from grass to corn, you'd get fat, too, but that doesn't make corn any more fattening than any other cereal grain.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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As for fattening the cows, if you switch from grass to corn, you'd get fat, too, but that doesn't make corn any more fattening than any other cereal grain.
This has been the problem with the USDA food pyramid for generations. It always emphasizes grains. It's been recommending a heavily carb-based diet, which is fattening.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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I am very aware of pet foods having such a high amount of corn being the main ingrediant in them, but now I wonder way so much corn in other foods.


HW

Quality pet food should not have corn as an ingredient. Ground corn is used as a filler for cheap dog food. The corn used in dog food is crappy and is often contaminated with mycotoxins.
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